Brazilian ‘One-Armed Table Tennis Player’ Pursues Paris Olympic

Brazilian ‘One-Armed Table Tennis Player’ Pursues Paris Olympic Dream in Busan

Alexandre leads Brazil to 2nd consecutive win at World Table Tennis Championships in Busan

Brazil’s ‘one-armed table tennis player’ Bruna Costa Alexandre (28) is continuing his brilliant challenge at the BNK Busan Bank 2024 Busan World Table Tennis Championships.

Born in 1995, Aleksandr had his right arm amputated three months after birth due to thrombosis following a side effect of a vaccine.

I started playing table tennis at the age of 7, following my older brother who started his career as a player first. 파워볼사이트

Although it was difficult to serve and handle the ball with only his left arm,

Aleksandr continued to improve his skills and soon set his goal to participate in the Olympics.

Aleksandr is already clearly showing his presence on the Paralympic stage.

He won bronze medals in the singles and team event at the 2014 Beijing World Para Table Tennis Championships, and a gold medal in the team event at the 2017 Bratislava, Slovakia.

In 2016, she won a bronze medal in the women’s singles and team event at the Rio Paralympics held in her country,

and a silver medal in singles at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Poland’s ‘one-arm table tennis legend’ Natalia Partika, who participated in the Olympics four times and won six gold medals,

two silver medals, and two bronze medals at the Paralympic Games, is Bruna Costa Alexandre role model and rival.

In the women’s singles class 10 where they compete, the world’s No. 1 ranking is Yang Qian (Austria), No. 2 is Partika, and Alexandre is No. 3.

Alexandre hopes to achieve his dream of competing in both the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics this year.

If they reach the quarterfinals at the Busan World Championships, they will receive the right to participate in the team event at the Paris Olympics.

Alexandre is showing great success every day as a member of the Brazilian women’s national team.

Brazil, competing in Group 1 of the group stage,

achieved two consecutive wins thanks to Alexandre’s outstanding performance in the first match against South Africa and the second match against Luxembourg.

In an interview with the Busan World Championships organizing committee,

Bruna Costa Alexandre said, “The Olympics make me dream,”

and that she wanted to “show that anyone can do anything, that everything is possible.”

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